Historical Events for 1st July 2024

1816 – French frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault’s painting “Raft of the Medusa”
1859 – 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1901 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Arthur Gore beats defending 4-time champion R.F. Doherty 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
1904 – III Summer (Modern) Olympic Games open in St Louis, the first held in the United States
1911 – The German gunboat ‘Panther’ arrives off Agadir allegedly to protect German interests and nationals in Morocco
1915 – Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
1936 – Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
1974 – 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
1994 – Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-19 launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2005 – Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman – sentence later overturned

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